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Sora wa Akai Kawa no Hotori  
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Description
Yuri, a modern day teenager who had just received her first kiss, is suddenly whisked away to ancient Anatolia where an evil queen wants her for a blood sacrifice. Luckily, the timely intervention of Prince Kail saves Yuri from the queen's grasp. For now. Kail promises to send Yuri back to her home, but the queen's persistent schemes to kill them both, plus their growing interest in each other, keep those plans delayed.

Note: Contains a side story called Orontes Renka that is published in the final volume (28) of Anatolia Story, which is set in the same historic period.

In 2001 this series won the Shogakukan Manga Award for shoujo.

Type
Manga

Related Series
N/A

Associated Names
Красная река (история Анатолии)
天は赤い河のほとり
天是紅河岸
天(そら)は赤い河のほとり
ตะวันรักที่ปลายฟ้า
하늘은 붉은 강가
Anatolia Story
Dòng Sông Huyền Bí
Heaven Is Beside the Red River
Il Cielo Vicino al Fiume Rosso
Orontes Renka
Pulang Ilog
Red River
The Sky Is at the Banks of the Red River
The Sky Is Near the Red River
The Sky Is the Red River

Groups Scanlating
Datenshi Blue
Endless Dimension
Esthétique
Friendship Scans
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Latest Release(s)
v.28 c.Sidestory 1 by Friendship Scans over 5 years ago
v.23 by Shoujoshare over 9 years ago
v.23 c.1 by Midnight Scans over 9 years ago
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Status in Country of Origin
28 Volumes (Complete)
16 Volumes (Bunkoban)

Completely Scanlated?
Yes

Anime Start/End Chapter
N/A

User Reviews

Forum
5 topics, 26 posts
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User Rating
Average: 8.6 / 10.0 (1288 votes)
Bayesian Average: 8.55 / 10.0
10
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9+
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8+
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5+
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Last Updated
November 28th 2016, 12:47pm PST


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Year
1995

Original Publisher

Serialized In (magazine)
Sho-Comi (Shogakukan)

Licensed (in English)
Yes

English Publisher
Viz (28 Volumes - Complete)

Activity Stats (vs. other series)
Weekly Pos #76 decreased(-16)
Monthly Pos #52 increased(+3)
3 Month Pos #46 decreased(-11)
6 Month Pos #35 decreased(-6)
Year Pos #30 decreased(-8)

List Stats
On 1454 reading lists
On 1285 wish lists
On 2741 completed lists
On 191 unfinished lists
On 642 custom lists

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Forum Posts
Why is it a tragedy? about 1 year ago
Red River Paradox about 1 year ago
D'''= *spoilers* over 3 years ago
What if... over 6 years ago
Red River over 9 years ago

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I Loved it and won't mind reading it again!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by snowy117
January 4th, 2009, 4:11pm
I really don't remember how I came across this manga, but I must say, I'm glad I had a chance to read this, because this is one TERRIFIC manga! From the very beginning till the very end, this series had me mesmerized and hooked- I couldn't stop until I got to the very end, and I'm sorry that there was no more to read when I finished it. You can tell from the illustrations that it's pretty old manga (I think it was done in maybe the 90s?), but you get used to it and maybe even fall in love with it.
The storyline is very fantastic and realistic in the sense that if I didn't know it, I would actually have believed it to be true (okay.. maybe I'm pushing it a bit...)
I kinda wish Shinohara would do a side/after story on this, because I would definitely read it!!
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great   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by yoyo_
January 23rd, 2008, 4:12pm
I really like this manga. The art and the story are pretty good. I also like the the main character. highly recommended!
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Awesome!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by yushi
July 16th, 2007, 12:42pm
This story is awesome n the drawings r ok too. can't wait to read the next chapter!
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Amazing. Definitely Worth Reading   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by EtceteraSpeed
May 16th, 2009, 9:44am
Top-notch manga, everyone. READ IT. You MUST read it.
Heroine is not some stupid shoujo. At the beginning she may be considered that, but she just arrived at a brand new place in a brand new era. What else do you expect? Art is pretty good, story is awesome, characters are well-described, historical facts are accurate enough, and smut was evenly paced and not overdone (I hate that...).
I said it before, and I'll say it again. YOU MUST READ.

... Last updated on July 15th, 2013, 10:44pm
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complement girl   
Rating: N/A
by anyone
July 18th, 2006, 6:42pm
i love this story it one of my favorites. even if it wasnt made in anime im happy enough that it around.^^in a way there so many characters i like. so i say prince kail .BUT i say i love (not like) juda he so nice and nice looking .anyway my freinds like ramses i like him but after chapter 11 i dont know.anyway^^ this a great romance story.ah!!! i cant wait to get volume fourteen .^^
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Basara?   
Rating: 9.3 / 10.0
by fishiiie
September 24th, 2014, 11:25pm
I can't help comparing this to Basara. They're both so similar - both are war mangas with a strong female lead; both have exceptional art and storytelling flow.

But, I must say, the one thing I loved about Red River is the historical and educational content - I mean, I've never even HEARD about the Hittite Empire until I read this LOL, and then I was like wow... some of this stuff is actually real! And the mangaka manages to incorporate all of that so well into her story with her time travelling character too. *applaud* Thank you, Shinohara Chie-san, for making history / mythological class so interesting.

Unfortunately, it contained a bit too much fan service for my liking. Just read the title of the comment below mine LOL, says it all. Just... smh. Naked people every chapter, man, every chapter. I mean, come on, I'm not a horny teenager anymore.

But really, I'm just so surprised no one has mentioned Basara. Cuz dude, if you read this and thought it was good, then you have GOT to read Basara. NOW!

Why, you ask me? Because Basara > Red River.... hands down, any day. My opinion only, of course - you read it and then decide for yourself. bigrazz
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Love it!!   
Rating: 10.0 / 10.0
by mnher15
November 18th, 2012, 2:41pm
I love this series.. the girl is such a strong girl and kail is the prefect king..reading this series makes my heart race up, because so many things happens and leads to another problem.. you could not get tired of reading this manga.. this series is one of my top 5 fav.
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Enjoyed   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Gizmos
September 8th, 2012, 3:20pm
Starts good and goes steady for a while but close to the end it gets boring and repetetive. My suggest is you start reading and get as far as you can have fun.
It is definitely not a bad read, but because of length it gets boring. Definitely a good shoujo.
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I adore this story   
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by Krysic
August 16th, 2011, 4:00am
I adore this manga so much. it's....just amazing. I love the story, the characters, it's just divine! it's my treasure, I read this 7 times and I still adore it. I love how Yuri grows from weak and whiny to strong and determined, and Kail has his own interesting personality but he still doesn't let it get in the way of his job as a leader to his country and people. I love this story! This is truly a classic to me, and I will treasure it forever C:
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A Good Read   
Rating: 9.0 / 10.0
by Little_Sparrow937
May 10th, 2011, 8:15am
I love reading historical romances so I thought that this manga was going to be a really good option for me. It takes a few chapters (like three) to get into it because the female lead Yuri starts out as your typical shoujo heroine: helpless, useless, and freakin stupid. She changes pretty quickly though. She grows a spine and becomes extremely independent. She does her own thing and can fight her own battles. She doesn't have to rely on Kail to save her when something comes up. She has some damsel in distress moments, but they're not that bad. The only thing I can't understand is why everyone falls in love with her. She's kind of like Miaka from Fushigi Yuugi. Everyone seems to be gaga for her and I can't always see why, though she is way better than Miaka. The history in this manga is really interesting to read about and surprisingly accurate. Of course the mangaka takes some liberties, but they are tastefully done. I really enjoyed this and I highly recommend it to anyone who wants to read a shoujo where the heroine isn't ALWAYS stupid.

... Last updated on May 14th, 2011, 12:58pm
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